How Zoe Saldana Kicks Up a Tee-and-Jeans Look With One Key Piece

We love a trend-driven look as much as the next girl, but the beautiful simplicity of a T-shirt-and-jeans combo is never lost on us. The best part about the fail-safe duo is there are plenty styling options to rely on that keep things fresh. While stepping out with her husband in Los Angeles, Zoe Saldana demonstrates the subtle but impactful add of choice accessories.

The actress tucked her cherry red Gucci T-shirt (which is no longer available, but a similar motif is still up for grabs on a striped knit) into distressed skinny jeans. Rather than opting for sneakers or sandals, she finished the look with printed smoking slippers. Her leopard flats add subtle nuance to the outfit, but her choice ultimately affects the overall vibe. (Imagine the same outfit with a pair of Stan Smiths—different, right?) If anything, Saldana reinforces the versatility of the steadfast casual uniform—so next time you're in an outfit rut, throw on your favorite tee and jeans, but switch things up with a pair of shoes that aren't your usual choice, because why not?

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Searching for a new pair of jeans to rock with your T-shirt collection? Look no further.